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KGO-TV also produced an hour-long 9 p.m. newscast for independent station KOFY-TV (channel 20) from January 8, 2007 until July 19, 2019. In addition to airing ABC programming, KGO-TV also aired syndicated programs from the Paramount Television Network; among the Paramount programs aired were Time For Beany,[1] Hollywood Reel,[2] Sandy Dreams,[3] Hollywood Wrestling,[4] and Cowboy G-Men. 2 = Part 15 station with notability. Henry said last week he spoke with Taliaferro for about 25 minutes and became concerned about his mental state because he seemed forgetful. Therefore, GE effectively removed from the West one of its eight clear channels and added another clear channel to the East, thereby giving the East nine cleared channels and the West only seven. Van Amburg, a KGO anchor who dominated the market in the 1970s and early ’80s, passed away on June 22 in his El Cerrito home with his family at his side. The station is owned by the ABC Owned Television Stations subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. [13] As a result, KGO-TV is the only Bay Area television station to retain the same channel allocation post-transition and the only other station alongside KNTV to remain on the VHF dial (KQED moved from VHF channel 9 to UHF channel 30). In the postwar period, KGO produced many live music programs, including that of Western Swing bandleader Bob Wills, whose music was a staple of the time. [11] Gil Gross, Len Tillem and Leo Laporte are being broadcast by KKSF. “He had a straightforward approach. In 1999, KGO-TV—seeking to gain advertising revenue in the South Bay—reached an agreement with the Granite Broadcasting Corporation, then-owner of San Jose's ABC affiliate KNTV to pay Granite to drop KNTV's ABC affiliation, resulting in KGO-TV becoming the network's exclusive Bay Area outlet. Syndicated game shows Oh My Word and The Anniversary Game were produced at KGO-TV by Circle Seven Productions. On Friday, December 2, 2011, new owner Cumulus Media announced that KGO was rebranding itself as "news and information," moving to an all-news format from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (in addition to the existing morning-drive, noon-hour and afternoon-drive news blocks) on December 5. Massac County Sheriff Ted Holder said last week that Ray Taliaferro was reported missing on the morning of Nov. 10 by his wife. He continued: “Unfortunately, to achieve that goal, we had the difficult but necessary task today of restructuring our KGO and KFOG station staff.”, This is the e-mail Cumulus sent to SF radio staffers after @KGO810 and @KFOGRadio layoffs pic.twitter.com/mlRXIsx3J4, — Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) March 31, 2016. One KGO staffer who is still employed and spoke on background for fear for their job estimated as many as 20 were laid off that morning. KGO is the flagship radio station for the San Francisco 49ers football team and also carries University of California Golden Bears Football. When the Federal Communications Commission forced NBC to sell one of its two networks (and that network's owned-and-operated stations), KGO's license switched from Radio Corporation of America to the Blue Network, Inc., effective January 23, 1942. An auction was also held to help raise money. [10] When the station incorporated ABC into its branding in the late 1990s (initially as "Channel 7 ABC" from 1996 to 1997, then as "ABC 7"), the station—along with several other ABC stations broadcasting on channel 7 that used the original version of the Circle 7 logo—simply attached the ABC logo to the Circle 7. Don’t worry. [9][10] This had resulted in the abrupt termination, on December 1, of most of the talk hosts (including Gene Burns, Gil Gross, John Rothmann, Ray Taliaferro, Len Tillem, and Dr. Bill Wattenburg). Steve Gonzales Rita Garcia joined KRIV-TV in 2011 as a reporter and later a weekday morning anchor. KGO-TV was the first station to produce documentaries of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake on April 8, 2006. (Karl Mondon/Staff), Ray Taliaferro begins another early morning show of talk radio at KGO studios Friday Jan. 14, 2011 in San Francisco, Calif. Taliaferro's voice has been gracing the local airwaves for better than four decades. The program was also syndicated to the Live Well Network in 2010, retitled as Everyday Living. In September 1962, KGO began carrying ABC's first color program, the animated series The Jetsons, followed by The Flintstones. KNEW also gave him the chance to broadcast the early days of Oakland Raiders football in the mid-1960s, providing the color commentary to Bill King’s play-by-play. Rebecca Suárez joined KXLN-TV in May 2011 as a news anchor and reporter. All Access Digital offer for just 99 cents! Van Amburg left KGO in 1986, following a disagreement with station management. Van Amburg’s television career was one marked by numerous honors, including induction into the Bay Area Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. “What I loved about his style was the serious manner in which the news was handled,” Ashley said. Nikki Medoro hosts the morning drive time program, while Mark Thompson hosts late mornings. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Taliaferro was not seen after that. KGO became the second television station in the Bay Area (after KTVU) to begin broadcasting its local newscasts in high definition on February 17, 2007. Some programs seen on channel 7.2, such as the Commonwealth Club Speaker's Luncheon and reruns of the 1960s ABC primetime western The Guns of Will Sonnett, were not shown on Channel 7. News anchor Jennifer Jones, sports anchor Rich Walcoff, business and tech reporter Jason Middleton, traffic reporter Mark Nieto, reporter Kristin Hanes, production director Mike Amatori, and KGO veteran anchor Jon Bristow were among the many KGO laid off Thursday. Daniel Chanin (sports); now at KGO (ABC/San Francisco) Erin Breen (anchor); now at KTVN (CBS/Reno) as morning news anchor; Marc Brown (anchor); now at KABC {ABC/Los Angeles} as co-anchor of weeknight news; Brent Boynton (anchor); now at KNPB (PBS/Reno) as News Director; Jean Casarez(weekend anchor); now at Tru TV (formerly Court TV/New York) as a correspondent KGO became one of the founding stations of the ABC Radio Network as a result. TV news legend Fred Van Amburg, once widely considered to be the Bay Area’s Walter Cronkite, has died. Dan Ashley, who became KGO’s lead anchor in 1995, said Van Amburg “put Channel 7 on the map” and “set the standard” for the journalists who followed. He was 86. None of the former employees wanted to be identified because it could impact their severance packages. On Dec. 4, 2017, it was announced she would be leaving Houston to … Decatur IL Review, February 9, 1924, p. 23; also, "New KGO Will Open Tomorrow." He died in December 2016 at the age of 98.

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